Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, turned 61 years old yesterday and the billionaire celebrated his birthday in grand style with family, friends and colleagues present. Aliko Dangote was hosted to an office celebration by his employees to celebrate his big day.2
Besides several accolades he received on his birthday, the business mogul also had series of birthday cakes in several designs presenting his vast empire. From a mosque to a Dangote cement Truck, Refinery and a Farmland.
See photos from the birthday celebration below.
He not only received lots of Cakes but also had a billboard advert fixed in his honour in Lagos.
Aliko Dangote GCON is a Nigerian business magnate, investor, and owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities in Nigeria and other African countries. As of March 2018, he had an estimated net worth of US$14.1 billion
Dangote is ranked by Forbes magazine as the 100th-richest person in the world and the richest in Africa and peaked on the list as the 23rd-richest person in the world in 2014.
He surpassed Saudi-Ethiopian billionaire Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi in 2013 by over $2.6 billion to become the world’s richest person of African descent.
Dangote is married, with three children, and lives in Lagos, Nigeria.
He has been married four times, and his first three marriages ended in divorce.
He has a total of 3 children from these marriages.
The Dangote Group was established as a small trading firm in 1977, the same year Dangote relocated to Lagos to expand the company. Today, it is a multi-trillion-naira conglomerate with many of its operations in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo. Dangote has expanded to cover food processing, cement manufacturing, and freight.
The Dangote Group also dominates the sugar market in Nigeria and is a major supplier to the country’s soft drink companies, breweries, and confectioners.